CUBE Open 09 - Call for Submissions

CUBE (Centre for the Urban Built Environment) is proud to be hosting its third open submission exhibition from Thu 5 Nov – Thu 17 Dec 2009. Each year a selection panel from the fields of Architecture and Art are invited to shortlist engaging projects from entrants to the OPEN.

This year’s selection panel includes Leo Fitzmaurice, Sans Facon, CUBE creative director, Jane Anderson and last year’s CUBE Open winner, artist Andrea Booker.

Leo Fitzmaurice’s work is focused on the physical manifestations of information within our environment. He reworks advertising, packaging, signage and print to reveal surprising aspects of their material. Sans Facon began as an investigation between architect Charles Blanc and artist Tristian Surtees, resulting in the undertaking of diverse collaborative art projects, exploring the relationship between people and place.

The judging panel has the difficult task of selecting exhibitors from a diverse range of work themed around the urban built environment. Last year, the exhibition featured works chosen from over 125 applicants and we expect this year’s exhibition to be just as fascinating. This is an opportunity for artists and architects to explore exciting relationships with their contemporary surroundings.

Selected entrants are exhibited in the gallery and three prize winners will be chosen. The overall winner will have the opportunity to be resident at CUBE gallery for a two month period and receive £1000 Bursary. Two runners up will receive £250 each.

Deadline for submission: Fri 2 October 2009

Please send images of your work with dimensions and a brief statement of how you feel your practice relates to the urban built environment to CUBEOpen, CUBE 113-115 Portland Street, Manchester, M1 6DW.

To apply please send a CD Rom with selection of work (no more than six images) please ensure that it is a standard package such as powerpoint, or standard image films such as jpegs. If we cannot open your files your application will not be accepted. Please do not send originals. For video submissions please send a DVD accessible by menu. Please do not send exhibition versions, which cannot be navigated.

A £15 submission fee is required for each application. Please send cheques or postal orders payable to the University of Salford.
CUBE Open 09


What: CUBE Open 09 - Call for Submissions
Where: CUBE, 113-115 Portland St, Manchester M1 6DW
Further Details:
-Visit the CUBE website
Deadline: Fri 2 Oct 2009